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Little Gnesta B&B in Newport earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

NEWPORT — Little Gnesta B & B just received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fifth straight year. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a… Keep Reading

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Eden Specialty Ciders of Newport receives national recognition

NEWPORT — Eden Specialty Ciders of Newport has recently won national recognition for the quality of its hard ciders. Their new releases of Sparkling Dry and Sparkling Semi Dry hit markets last month. In January Eden was voted Best Cidery 2015 on Rate Beer, and last month at the Great Lakes International Cider & Perry… Keep Reading

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Meth lab bust in Barton

BARTON — A 33-year-old man was taken into custody for the sale of methamphetamine, and police say he was manufacturing it at his Barton residence. Terry Parson Jr. was arrested on Friday, after a joint investigation with the Vermont Drug Task Force, Newport City Police Department, Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, and the Orleans County State’s… Keep Reading

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NACO gearing up for 5th annual Spring Concert

NEWPORT — The Newport Area Community Orchestra is presenting its 5th Annual Spring Concert on Sunday, June 5th at 3:00 p.m. at the United Church in Newport. This year, the orchestra will be featuring its largest ensemble to date, now totaling 45 members. The orchestra has established itself as an international ensemble, with members from… Keep Reading

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Derby Line woman jailed for embezzlement

DERBY LINE — Amy C. Fletcher, 45, of Derby Line, appeared for sentencing yesterday on her fraud and tax evasion convictions before Judge J. Garvan Murtha in the U.S. District Court in Brattleboro, Vermont. Judge Murtha sentenced Fletcher to 15 months’ imprisonment, ordering her to report to the Bureau of Prisons on June 21, 2016,… Keep Reading

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29-year-old motorcyclist from Island Pond killed in crash

ISLAND POND — A 29-year-old man from Island Pond was killed during a motorcycle accident Wednesday afternoon. Police say Tyler Pepin, 29, of Island Pond, was operating a motorcycle headed west on East Brighton Road in Island Pond, at around 4 p.m. As Pepin entered a right-hand curve, just west of the intersection with South… Keep Reading

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Caregiving the topic this Wednesday night at Community Commons

NEWPORT — Almost everyone takes on the role of caregiver at some point. Whether it’s for an elder, a child, or as a caregiving employment, it’s ahead for most of us. Community Commons will explore the needs, pitfalls, and highlights of caregiving locally. “Caregiving provides a rich range of topics for us to examine,” says… Keep Reading


Police looking for missing Derby man

DERBY — Police are looking for a 62-year-old man from Derby who has been missing since Friday night. Authorities say Peter Gaudreau, 62, of Derby, was last seen at his residence on North Derby Road on Friday night. Police say he left his residence without his phone and he does not have access to a… Keep Reading

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Cliff tops and overlooks closed to protect nesting peregrines

LOWELL — Several cliff areas across the state are currently closed to protect nesting peregrine falcons, and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont are recommending hikers check to see if the area you’re planning to hike or climb in is open. “Peregrine nesting is well underway this spring,” said John Buck, Vermont… Keep Reading


Barton man sentenced for child pornography

NEWPORT — A Barton man was sentenced to ten years probation after pleading guilty to four felony counts of Promotion of Child Pornography. According to documents filed with the court, Colton Chenard of Barton, obtained and distributed child pornography over the internet using peer-to-peer file sharing programs. Computers connect to peer-to-peer networks via publicly available… Keep Reading


Police: West Charleston man facing slew of charges

DERBY — A West Charleston man is facing numerous charges after an incident that took place last month in Derby, police say. On Sunday, Bradley Chase, 42, was cited into Orleans Court with charges of domestic assault, disorderly conduct, interfering with access to emergency services, and leaving the scene of a crash. Police say the… Keep Reading


Holland woman tragically killed in plane crash

NEWPORT — A Holland woman was tragically killed in a single-engine plane crash over Long Island on Tuesday. Authorities say Dana E. Parenteau, 49, was a passenger in an aircraft that crashed on Cold Spring Road in Syosset, New York, at about 3:39 p.m. on Tuesday. The seven-passenger plane had three onboard. All three were… Keep Reading


Police: Two Newport men caught with 418 bags of heroin

NEWPORT — Two men from Newport were picked up by police in Brattleboro after authorities say a routine traffic stop turned up a large amount of heroin. Shawn Gardner, 30, and Brandon Sheltra, 20, are being held after police say they say found 418 bags of suspected heroin in their possession. The incident took place… Keep Reading

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Jeep Cherokee crashes into house in Danville

DANVILLE — A Danville woman discovered a Jeep Cherokee had crashed into her home early Saturday morning. Police say Jennifer Legacy contacted them at approximately 6:24 a.m. to report a vehicle had crashed into her house at some point during the previous night. The 1998 Jeep Cherokee had traveled off the main portion of the… Keep Reading

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